The Cron Job/Crontab
To have your task run at this frequency, use the following cron:
0 0 */10 * *
This cron command translates to the following (in Human-Readable format):
“Every 10 days at 12:00 am.”
What is a Cron Job & Crontab?
A cron job is a scheduled task that is typically executed by the operating system on a regular basis. Cron jobs are often used to perform maintenance or administrative tasks, such as backing up data or updating software.
A crontab (also known as a “cron table”) is a file that contains a list of commands that are executed at specified times.
Every cron job uses five fields. Here is an explanation of what each field does in this cron, which runs “every 10 days at 12:00 am“:
FUN FACT: The most common way to edit cron jobs is using the crontab command – this stands for “cron table,” and it contains all the information about when your tasks should be executed..
You might want to set up a crontab or cron job to run every 10 days at 12:00 am for several reasons, including:
- A backup script that runs every 10 days
- A log rotation script that runs every 10 days
- A script that checks for updates to a software package and installs them if available, running every 10 days
Similar Cron Jobs
You might also want to run a crontab:
- every 1 day
- every 5 days
- every 7 days
- every 9 days
- every 4 days
- every 5 days at 7:00 am
- every 2 days at 9:30 am
FUN FACT: If you want to edit your personal crontab, just type: “crontab -e” at the command prompt..
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If you are looking for cron jobs that run at certain minutes, hours, days, weekdays, or months, or if you are looking for miscellaneous cron jobs, then check out our relevant sections, or visit our crontab cheat sheet for a list of hundreds of popular cron jobs.